Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana review

   13/09/2017 at 15:38       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
I've played Ys games before, they started as fun Zelda-a-likes with bump combat, you'd go barging into the baddies anywhere but head-on to defeat them. This is all I can remember about them, not the story. Not the characters. Just the bumpy-bumpy. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana changes this though, and I'm sure I'll have no problem retaining this intriguing tale. You start the game as Adol Christin, an impossibly beautiful boy with red hair, and the starriest ey...
South Park Won't Be Coming to Nintendo Switch

   29/03/2017 at 23:19       RICHARD HORNE       0 COMMENTS.
There hasn't been much good news for South Park fans lately. The most recent game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, was initially supposed to be released in time for the 2016 holidays. Then it was pushed back until the beginning of this year. After that, it was delayed yet again with an expected release date sometime in during Ubisoft's next fiscal year. That means it could come out any time between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Now, despite all the extra time, we've received...
Sniper Elite 4 Review - Xbox One

   21/02/2017 at 22:22       RICHARD HORNE       1 COMMENTS.
Five or six years ago it was inconceivable to think that the gaming fraternity would long for the days of muddy browns and natural greens, of rusty old weapons fashioned out a massive block of wood and a bit of metal. World War II and historical shooters had been done to death. The well was well and truly dry. But with the transition into a more frenetic and unrealistic sci-fi future, we’ve gotten away from why we liked these games in the first place. Staring your enemy cold in the eye ...
Mantis Burn Racing Review

   14/10/2016 at 12:59       CHRIS OTOOLE       1 COMMENTS.
Mantis Burn Racing is an overhead viewed racer in the vein of Micro Machines, or if you are old like me, Super Off-road (I'm not going to mention Indy 500 on the VCS, because that makes me feel ancient). First things first Mantis Burn Racing looks gorgeous from the teensy cars to the tracks themselves, everything is full of character and detail. Destructible objects line the racing surface too, and these prove to be a joy when you power sli...
Mafia III Looks Brutally Brilliant

   04/10/2016 at 09:30       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Check out this bloody brilliant trailer for Mafia III, and learn how Lincoln Clay owns the battlefield against Sal Marcano and the Italian mafia in New Bordeaux. From stalking enemies and performing brutal covert takedowns, to balls out massacres with guns blazing, you'll be helping Lincoln do whatever it takes as he dismantles the Marcano family. Due for release on the 7th of October we're really looking forward to this one, Mafia II was a bit of an...
Mount & Blade Warband Review

   16/09/2016 at 16:40       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Mount & Blade Warband is not a looker by any stretch of the imagination, it's rough around the edges, the models are pretty poor and the textures aren't the greatest. On the plus side it does move pretty well, it's lovely and smooth and I only noticed a few instances of tearing. The story is told through a 'choose your own adventure' book kind of way. You read a bit of text then choose from a couple of options. Not that there is much of a story, there's no saving the world here, ...
Warner Bros. Shows Us Batman's Bling

   06/09/2016 at 15:39       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Check out this new trailer showing how us how pretty the new Batman: Return to Arkham will look compared to the old, grotty, smelly versions available on pauper consoles. It neatly showcases the game’s improved graphics, upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders. No word on the framerate yet, but I guess we'll just have to wait on that one. Batman: Return to Arkham is being remastered by Virtuos using Unreal Engine 4, and will be avai...
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Multiplayer Overview Trailer

   05/09/2016 at 17:42       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Well would you look at this? Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's has actually piqued my interest. This really does look like being a buttload of fun. Plus look at that n00b cannon! Surely even I can't miss with that one? The beta will be popping it's head over the wall on the 14th of October for PS4 players, with other formats to follow. So what do you reckon, will you be giving this one the old college try?...
Kerbal Space Program Xbox One Review

   29/07/2016 at 15:48       SAM       0 COMMENTS.
Kerbal Space Program mixes physics based gameplay with a variety of game modes, from pure Sandbox to a couple of permutations on career mode, to give players the opportunity to research, design, build, crew and launch their own space ships. Starting off with the most basic of rockets – an exploding trash can with a pilot strapped to the top – you progress through to flying research probes and spaceplanes, landing on and roving about other planetary bodies and generally mu...
New F1 2016 Trailer Crosses the Finish Line

   22/07/2016 at 16:39       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
August the 19th is the day the light go green for F1 2016 on PlayStation4, Xbox One and Windows PC, The game boasts the most in-depth Career mode ever seen in the history of the franchise which allows players to create their own legend over the course of ten seasons. You'll start by selecting an avatar and number to carry throughout your career as well as the team you want to start with.  The formation lap will also feature for the first time in the game’s history ...
The Magic Circle: Gold Edition Review

   08/07/2016 at 20:23       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
The Magic Circle: Gold Edition is an extremely clever game. A game in which you find yourself placed, or maybe you hacked in. Either way it's unfinished. Or is it? The developers appear as floating eyes and have arguments about whether you should be allowed weapons or not. Spoiler: They decide not. As they bicker above you like Gods, story elements unfold, one of the developers wants to be fired, as she can't quit for contractual reasons, so she wants you to help her bring th...
Kung-Fu for Kinect Review

   29/06/2016 at 16:45       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Well hello there, what do we have here, dear reader? Why it's a lesser-spotted Kinect game for the Xbox One! A rarity if ever I did see it. Although to be fair Virtual Air Guitar Company have been supporting Microsoft's much maligned peripheral better than anyone else. Their latest foray into the motion detected waters sees you cast as yourself, only here you are the apprentice of a great warrior. Of course you being you, you fuck things right up and end up having to kick the faces of...
Deadlight Director's Cut Review

   22/06/2016 at 14:39       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
When Deadlight burst onto the scene in 2012 as part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade (may she rest in peace) it was hailed on this very website as being one of the best 2D platformers in a good long while. Deadlight Director's Cut has you pulling on the worn boots of gruff beardy man Randall Wayne as he has to jump, platform and puzzle his way through a whole cities worth (including sewers) of shadow infested action. Well, Tequila Works says shadows, what they really ...
Injustice 2 Readies for Battle in A Brand New Trailer

   08/06/2016 at 15:19       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Warner Brothers have just dropped their new fighting game trailer and nailed a Superhero landing. Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title’s larger-than-life showdowns.  Every battle promises to define you in a game where players personalise iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game.  For the first time gamers will take control of how their characters look, fight and develo...
Dead Island Definitive Collection Review

   03/06/2016 at 16:21       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Dead Island Definitive Collection includes Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide and Dead Island Retro Revenge. A fairly full package a gaming goodness for the asking price of twenty five quid, and it can be had even more cheaply online. Assuming it's any good of course, so let's have a delve. Released in the space year 2011, Dead Island was an instant sensation thanks to a spectacular marketing campaign, I don't think I've seen a better t...
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Looks who's back. Shady's back.
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Micro Machines was my favourite!
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i agree chris, the Aliens table makes the others look bad.. because its so goood!! but they arent that bad.. haha! ...
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